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December 6, 1966 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

Service Information
The Community Center in Fort Thompson, South Dakot
Friday, April 27, 2012
11:00 a.M.

Visitation Information

Please see obituary for info

Leah G. Bad Moccasin, age 45, of Minneapolis journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Augustana Nursing Home in Minneapolis.

She was born on December 6, 1966 in Fort Thompson, South Dakota the daughter of Kermit Comes Flying & Faith Bad Moccasin.

Leah attended St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota and played basketball there. She later went on to school trying to become an R.N.

Leah was formerly employed at The Indian Health Board in Minneapolis.

She enjoyed Yatzee, puzzles and the computer.

Survived by her three loving daughters: Summer Harrison, Chelsea Harrison and Joylita Harrison all of Minneapolis; her cat: Thomas Joseph Bad Moccasin; a grandson: John Jr.; her mother: Faith Bad Moccasin of Minneapolis; brothers: Bryce Drapeau of Fort Thompson, South Dakota, Dwight Drapeau and Dean Bad Moccasin both of Minneapolis; a sister: Twila Comes Flying of Minneapolis; special uncle: Einar Bad Moccasin; special friend: Arnold Harrison Sr.; many grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a son: ArnRay Harrison Jr., her father, and sisters: Vanessa and Lolita.

Funeral services for Leah Bad Moccasin will be held on Friday, April 27th at 11:00 A.M. at The Community Center in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Interment Presbyterian Cemetery.

Dakota Traditional Services by Janice Bad Moccasin and Gene Thin Elk.

All night wakes will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at Little Earth of United Tribes, 2501 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis and continue Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th at The Community Center in Fort Thompson.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rose St. John

    Faith, I was sad to see this. Just wanted to send my sympathies to you and you family.

  2. Arnold, Faith and Family

    So sorry to hear of Leah’s passing. May God be with you at this time of sorrow.

  3. Clifford Kashtan, MD

    I used to see Leah nearly every day. Although it has been years since our last meeting, I’ve never forgotten the strength and courage with which Leah faced hardship and adversity. It was my honor to know her and I will carry her memory as long as I am here.


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